Amit Shah in Jammu and Kashmir: Home Minister Amit Shah visits family of martyr Arshad Ahmed Khan, expresses condolences to the bereaved kin
Home minister Amit Shah on Thursday visited the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who was killed in a terror attack in Anantnag on 12 June. The Home Minister visited the family in Bal Garden area of the city.
In a tweet posted after the visit, Shri Amit Shah said, “Visited the home of inspector Arshad Khan, SHO Anantnag in Srinagar, who was martyred in a terror attack & offered my condolences to the bereaved family.”
“His sacrifice for the security of our nation has saved many lives. Entire nation is proud of Arshad Khan‘s valour & courage,” he also added.
The 37-year-old Arshad Ahmed Khan was injured in the terror attack and later succumbed to his injuries at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Khan is survived by his wife and two sons, aged four and one.
Five CRPF personnel were also killed in the terror attack plotted by a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist.
Union Home minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired the unified headquarters meeting of the security grid in Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the overall security situation in the state, officials said.
State Governor Satya Pal Malik, his advisor-in-charge of home affairs K Vijay Kumar, chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Northern army commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, DGP Dilbagh Singh, heads of various intelligence agencies and paramilitary forces were present in the meeting, the officials said.
He had also reviewed the developmental works including the Rs 80,000 crore Prime Minister's Development Package announced by Narendra Modi for the state in 2015.
(With inputs from PTI)